Hostgator Inc. was founded by Brent Oxley in his college dorm back in 2002. The company grew from a one-man operation to one with hundreds of employees over the years; and was ranked 21st (year 2008) and 239th (year 2009) in Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company.
In 2012, Brent sold the company was sold to Endurance International Group (EIG) for, unofficial figure, $225 million.
EIG, which also owns a number of other well-known hosting brands, including BlueHost, iPage, FatCow, HostMonster, Pow Web, Easy CGI, Arvixe, eHost, A Small Orange, and so on; is now the largest website hosting company.
If you’ve never heard of HostGator WordPress Cloud hosting, then you’re not alone.
HostGator’s cloud hosting package has successfully been flying under the radar for months and I didn’t hear about it until EIG (the company that owns HostGator, BlueHost and several other hosting providers) reached out to me personally requesting that we review their new hosting service.
Most of the web hosting providers claim to have uptimes that are over 99.9 percent, but HostGator cloud actually delivers when it comes to that promise. In the past six months, the downtime for the HostGator Cloud was less than an hour of time. Having that kind of uptime ensures that you are not losing money because your company’s website keeps going down.